The most recent political "atmospheric" is that the president has stated that he never ONLY said, in effect, that 'if you like your current plan you can keep it'. The president's current "explanation" of what he said previously is explained by him in this video:
In the video he states that you could keep your plan "...if it hasn't changed since the law's (sic) passed." The current "political atmospheric" centers on the fact that the president never in the past spoke of "...if it hasn't changed since the law's (sic) passed." He, in fact, has oft rendered that "..if you like your plan you can keep it.." - never before the above video did he ever mention the "add on" re: "..if it hasn't changed".
Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White Houseís Health Reform Office, offers to refute critics who she says have been taking the presidentís word out of context or otherwise distorting what he actually said.
She offers the following video clips to "prove" her point: